Jan 27, 2021 • 38M

[LISTEN] 103. The End of Windows Software

“If the future of Windows apps is HTML5/JavaScript then Windows has no future.” —Tim Anderson's blog, IT Writing, June 3, 2011

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Personal stories and lessons from inside the rise and fall of the PC revolution as narrated by the author.

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A reasonable question to ask is “Why did Windows 8 need to create a new platform?” Not only did Microsoft have Win32, the tried-and-true real and compatible Windows platform, but the company had pioneered the .NET platform and with Windows Phone 7 extended that platform to phones with Silverlight. This post is my take on the history and how we ended up at this point. It takes us way back and shows how sometimes what emerges as a major strategic problem can trace its origins back much earlier than one might think. In the next section we will unveil the platform to developers at the //build conference.

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